Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: ZeroMQ founder Pieter Hintjens dies

Pieter Hintjens, Belgian software developer and past president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), gave much of his time and effort to the open-source community. He did so even up until the day he planned for his own death, which was today. Hintjens, who chose euthanasia today after dealing with terminal cancer, … continue reading

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